California Teachers Association endorses Brown tax... →
In a major boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to balance the state’s budget, the California Teachers Association yesterday endorsed his proposed initiative for the November ballot that would yield billions of dollars for California schools.
Experts say math preparation should begin in... →
Education leaders in California are turning their sights to making sure students have a strong foundation in mathematics when they enter kindergarten. And that means introducing students to math in preschool.
Brown plan to delay “transitional kindergarten”... →
Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal to delay implementation of “transitional kindergarten” for 4-year-olds has triggered doubt and confusion in many school districts around the state.
Model high school programs linking students to... →
Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget has cast a darker shadow over the future of hundreds of model high school programs that help prepare students for college and careers.
Federal government would require new teacher... →
In order to qualify for a waiver from some of the most onerous provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, California would have to introduce new teacher and principal evaluation systems linked to student test scores in thousands of California schools that receive federal Title 1 funds by the 2014-15 school year.
New year brings new expectations for “parent... →
Educators in California will be watching closely this year to see whether the so-called “parent trigger” law approved by the state Legislature exactly two years ago amid predictions that it would effect radical changes in schools across the state, will have any significant impact on the California education landscape.
Nationally recognized charter organization seeks... →
A battle over whether a nationally acclaimed charter school organization will be allowed to open a school this fall in San Francisco will come to a head today, months after the San Francisco school board voted decisively to deny the school a charter last fall.
Brown budget could increase class sizes and... →
Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed education budget calls for phasing out one of California’s oldest and most popular school reform programs—the state’s K-3 class size reduction program—and postponing, perhaps indefinitely, the rollout of its newest, a “transitional kindergarten” program for 4-year-olds.
Gov. Brown yet to take on key education reforms →
Despite being able to largely protect funding for the state’s K-12 schools—one of the signature accomplishments of his governorship to date—Gov. Jerry Brown has yet to make headway on the reforms he outlined in his education platform during his gubernatorial campaign.